Shared Journeys Hosts Annual Canvas Art Painting Night

Shared Journeys Hosts Annual Canvas Art Painting Night
Posted on 12/11/2018
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Shared Journeys hosted their annual Canvas Art Painting night to raise funds for “Cookies with Santa” a holiday gathering held for students and alumni and their children. Over 50 people attended the fundraiser.  

Lisa Colla, program facilitator explains, “We met at Knights of Columbus (they had donated their space for us to use) with a representative from Creative Energy Art. Each participant was given a canvas and paint. Our ‘assignment’ was to paint a holiday scene - the limb of a Christmas tree with ornaments on it. There are lots of  laughs as people start to paint with their own artistic flair!”

The whole group (school district employees, representatives from Kohl’s Corporate and Aurora West Allis and friends of Shared Journeys) had a great night. Kohl’s Cares volunteers helped make appetizers for the event. Shared Journeys received $1,600 to use for their upcoming holiday event.

According to Colla, “Cookies with Santa is a yearly tradition that unites our school family. Each child receives a book and a gift from Santa. We serve cookies and distribute other items such as blankets, hats, mittens, and personal hygiene products. We are always excited to see how our former students and their children are doing.  The event is something we look forward to all year!”